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Event Archive - Tribute to the Ella Fitzgerald Song Book: Angela Verbrugge, Joey Smith, Tony Genge

Thu. September 3rd 2020 - Thu. September 3rd 2020 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm doors at 6:30pm
Livestream + In Person $20 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream Advanced

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Music: Jazz / Blues, Tribute / Cover
The Ella Fitzgerald Song Books were a series of studio albums released in the 50s and 60s, each focused on a beloved composer. On this special evening, Victoria-based vocalist, Angela Verbrugge, joins forces with bassist Joey Smith and pianist Tony Genge to pay tribute to these exceptional and influential recordings. Toronto Music Report calls Angela, “a gem of a vocalist makes all of her chosen material sound magical” while JazzTimes writes that she has “conspicuously good taste”. “Listen and be delighted. Her art is her own, and she offers rare pleasures.” (JazzLives)
Angela Verbrugge, vocals
Joey Smith, bass
Tony Genge, piano


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Angela Verbrugge (Traditional vocal jazz)

JazzTimes Magazine writes that Canadian jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge "possesses a winsome, brightly burnished, pliable voice, with ample emotional intelligence, considerable songwriting skills, and conspicuously good taste.” Toronto Music Report described, “ a stunning debut album beautifully crafted arrangements in beguiling variety and sen... more info
Articles: LADIES OF SONG…Kelly Hafner: If It’s Love, Beverly Church Hogan: Can’t Get Out of This Mood, Vanessa Rubin: The Dream Is You-Sings Tadd Dameron, Angela Verbugge: The Night We Couldn’t Say Good Night, Angela Verbrugge: The Night We Couldn’t Say Goodnight (Gut String) A review of the debut album from the Canadian vocalist, (Album Review) Angela Verbrugge: The Night We Couldn’t Say Good Night

Joey Smith

*After touring for two and a half years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as bassist and arranger, Joey Smith was married in Victoria and moved to Rochester, N.Y. to pursue graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. For the past 18 years he has been bassist for many local groups and has collaborated with various artists during their stops in Vi... more info